Computer Science Research and Development Spending at Universities Is Not Increasing As Fast As It Was in the Past

March, 2002


Considering that we are flying headlong into the Internet revolution and that more than 50 percent of the companies in our 1999 IT spending and technology survey are implementing e-commerce, the growth of research and development (R&D) spending in universities is slow. Increases in spending in FY97 (3.1 percent) and FY96 (1.4 percent) were low compared to a 6 percent increase in 1995, a 6.6 percent increase in 1994, and a 9.4 percent increase for 1993. Spending for 1990 through 1997 is shown in Figure 1. Spending is presented in U.S. dollars.